Category: Match Preview

PREVIEW: WOKING V WHITES

Dover travel to Surrey on Saturday knowing only a win will do in front of the BT Sport TV cameras if they are to finish the campaign in the National League play-offs.

Athletic currently sit ninth in the standings and it’s not just victory at The Kingfield Stadium Chris Kinnear’s men need in order to end the season in the top seven – Whites also need two of the following:

A Wrexham victory over Fylde, a Torquay win against Ebbsfleet, dropped points for Bromley at Maidenhead or a Boreham Wood failure to beat Guiseley.

And Dover’s hosts need maximum points for different reasons.

The Cards occupy the final relegation berth going into the match and though they are one point behind 20th placed Barrow, Woking’s inferior goal difference means a win is their only realistic chance of survival.

WOKING’S RECENT FORM

21/04/18:  GUISELEY 1-2 WOKING

Substitute Richard Orlu scored with his first touch to hand the visiting Cards a lifeline in their battle to avoid the drop.

The defender, thrown on as an emergency striker just moments earlier, headed home just five minutes from time.

Away side Woking had taken a first half lead through Charlie Carter clever finish, only for Guiseley’s Dayle Southwell to drill in after the break for the hosts.

Carter’s later effort was narrowly off target, but Orlu struck late on to set up a tense final day finale.

PREVIOUS MEETING

24/10/17:  DOVER 3-1 WOKING

Dover moved back into top spot after beating promotion rivals Woking in an entertaining match at Crabble.

Ryan Bird’s brace and a Manny Parry header two minutes after Joe Ward had reduced the deficit saw Chris Kinnear’s side move into first place on goal difference.

Nathan Baxter was forced to tip over Mitch Brundle’s early dipping volley, but there was nothing the visiting keeper could do about Bird’s fifth minute opener.

The striker pounced at the back post to slot in his eighth of the season after Mitch Pinnock’s corner eluded all the yellow shirts in the box.

After tackling Nathan Ralph, Josh Passley surged into the penalty area and passed to Bird, but the goalscorer miskicked when well-placed.

But the forward made no mistake with his next chance on 21 minutes.

Pinnock’s long throw was inadvertently flicked on by Joey Jones into the path of Bird, who fired in his ninth of the campaign to move joint top of the National league scoring chart.

Woking went close before the break, but Jamie Philpott headed Ralph’s cross wide and then fired at Walker with a low drive.

Dover’s stopper also held onto Regan Charles-Cook’s curling shot, but his best efforts were not enough to prevent the away team from pulling a goal back on 52 minutes.

The keeper superbly denied Joe Ward following a clever pass from Effiong, but the ball ricocheted off Femi Ilesanmi and back into the striker’s path to reduce the arrears.

Pinnock unleashed a 30-yard sizzler that flew past the upright and Jordan Wynter was relieved to see his interception bounce over the bar following a dangerous run and cross by Alabi.

But Whites restored their two-goal cushion on 54 minutes as Parry rose highest at the far post to head in Pinnock’s deep corner..

OTHER MEETINGS

28/02/17:  Woking 1-0 Dover

22/11/16:  Dover 3-1 Woking

05/03/16:  Woking 0-1 Dover

TEAM COLOURS

For those travelling fans wanting to show the same colour shirt as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults:  £18

Seniors (Over 65’s):  £13

Under 16’s / Students:  £5

COVERAGE

The game starts at 12:30pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 11:30am.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

BARROW V CHESTER

BOREHAM WOOD V GUISELEY

GATESHEAD V LEYTON ORIENT

MACCLESFIELD TOWN V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

MAIDENHEAD UNITED V BROMLEY

MAIDSTONE UNITED V FC HALIFAX TOWN

SOLIHULL MOORS V EASTLEIGH

SUTTON UNITED V ALDERSHOT TOWN

TORQUAY UNITED V EBBSFLEET UNITED

TRANMERE ROVERS V HARTLEPOOL UNITED

WREXHAM V AFC FYLDE

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PREVIEW: WHITES V GATESHEAD

Play-off chasing Dover will be aiming to continue their impressive home record against the Heed in front of a bumper Community Day crowd this weekend.

Chris Kinnear’s men have won three consecutive matches against the Tyne & Wear side at Crabble since promotion to the National League in 2014.

Gateshead are yet to score at Dover’s ground in three attempts, although Athletic boss Chris Kinnear will be wary of two of Gateshead’s dangermen this weekend.

Strikers Jordan Burrows and Danny Johnson have scored 10 league goals apiece this season for Steve Watson’s team.

The Dover Athletic end-of-season awards presentation will take place in the Centre Spot at 5.15pm.

GATESHEAD’S RECENT FORM

17/04/18:  ALDERSHOT 1-0 GATESHEAD

Scott Rendell’s strike just before half-time was enough to send the Shots up to third in the table.

The striker pounced on Jim Kellerman’s dangerous cross to fire in the game’s only goal.

Gary Waddock’s men had already hit the woodwork twice, including visiting keeper James Montgomery touching Matt McClure’s long range strike onto the post.

McClure blazed over as Town tried to extend their lead, but the home side held on to claim the three points.

PREVIOUS MEETING

21/10/17:  GATESHEAD 0-0 DOVER

Dover stayed top of the league ladder after battling to a goalless draw in windy conditions at the International Stadium.

Luke Hannant struck the bar once in each half for the hosts as Kinnear’s men held on for a point in Gateshead manager Steve Watson’s first home game in charge.

With the wind in their favour before the break, Heed midfielder Hannant blazed over and Jordan Preston dragged wide, with both efforts coming from outside the area.

Bird blazed over Mitch Pinnock’s accurate cross from close range, but it was Gateshead who went closest midway through the half.

Paddy McLaughlin’s ball into the penalty area found Hannant in space and the midfielder’s volley looped over Mitch Walker and bounced off the underside of the bar into the grateful arms of Dover’s keeper.

Hannant then struck an effort inches past the wrong side of the post and in a rare Athletic attack at the other end of the pitch, Pinnock fired into the side-netting after beating Newcastle loanee Callum Williams for pace.

An unmarked Giancarlo Gallifuoco headed Mitch Brundle’s corner well wide and Dover’s skipper then curled a free-kick into Dan Hanford’s arms.

And Whites were almost flying back home to Kent without a point after Gateshead hit the woodwork for a second time.

Hannant rose highest to meet Jordan Burrows’ cross, but his header struck the crossbar and bounced out of play, much to the relief of Walker.

OTHER MEETINGS

01/04/17:  Dover 2-0 Gateshead

08/10/16:  Gateshead 4-2 Dover

13/02/16:  Dover 4-0 Gateshead

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £17

Over 60’s: £14

Under 18s: £8

Under 11s: Free

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

AFC FYLDE V SOLIHULL MOORS

ALDERSHOT TOWN V BARROW

BROMLEY V BOREHAM WOOD

CHESTER V MAIDSTONE UNITED

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V MAIDENHEAD UNITED

EASTLEIGH V MACCLESFIELD TOWN (12:30)

EBBSFLEET UNITED V SUTTON UNITED

FC HALIFAX TOWN V TRANMERE ROVERS

GUISELEY V WOKING

HARTLEPOOL UNITED V TORQUAY UNITED

LEYTON ORIENT V WOKING

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach going to Woking at 9:15am on Saturday 28th April and it’s not too late to book your seat on it.

Costs are: Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V TRANMERE

Dover will be aiming to complete a league double over Rovers when the two sides meet in Tuesday night’s rearranged fixture.

Ryan Bird’s penalty handed Athletic all three points at Prenton Park back in September and Whites’ boss will be confident of another home win.

Chris Kinnear’s men have won their last four National League matches at Crabble, though he will be wary of Tranmere’s prolific attack.

Andy Cook has scored 25 league goals so far this season and his strike partner James Norwood has found the net 19 times this campaign.

THE MATCH WILL BE SEGREGATED

TRANMERE’S RECENT FORM

14/04/18:  TRANMERE 2-0 ALDERSHOT

James Norwood’s brace kept alive Tranmere’s slim chance of winning the National League title.

The striker opened the scoring on 70 minutes, latching onto Larnell Cole’s pinpoint pass and slotting past visiting keeper Lewis Ward.

The three points were sealed ten minutes later as Norwood slammed home after strike partner Andy Cook was unable to get his shot away.

Town almost had an early lead following a defensive error, but Jeff Hughes was on hand to clear the ball away for Rovers.

PREVIOUS MEETING

02/09/17:  TRANMERE 0-1 DOVER

Ryan Bird’s 79th minute penalty stunned a 4000-strong home crowd as Dover won 1-0 in front of the BT Sport cameras at Prenton Park on Saturday.

The striker rammed the ball down the middle of the goal after being fouled in the box by Ritchie Sutton.

The home team were first to register a shot on target as Ollie Norburn curled a free-kick into the arms of Mitch Walker.

And Dover’s stopper was in the thick of the action as Rovers pushed forward.

He dived onto Sutton’s drive at the second attempt after initally parrying the defender’s effort, then blocked Hughes shot after Jay Harris’ cross-field ball found the midfielder in space.

Andy Cook then tried his luck with a twenty-yard rocket that fizzed past the post much to the relief of a diving Walker.

Walker had to be alert to block Cook’s close range header from a Harris cross and at the other end Femi Ilesanmi’s shot whistled past the far post after Mitch Brundle found the winger in space.

Ilesanmi then went even closer to giving Whites the lead, heading sub Loui Fazakerley’s cross against the bar.

James Norwood’s flick from sub Liam Ridehalgh’s set-piece went agonisingly wide for the hosts.

But the away team did go ahead ten minutes later thanks to Bird’s penalty.  The forward was felled in the area after sneaking in ahead of Sutton as the defender went to clear the ball, leaving referee Peter Wright no choice but to award a spot-kick.

With the clock ticking towards full-time, Walker pulled off two fine saves to confirm Dover’s second win in three games at Tranmere.

The keeper firstly blocked Ridehalgh’s effort with his legs, with Connor Essam on hand to clear the ball off the line as it rolled towards goal.

Walker then somehow pawed behind Norwood’s volley following good work from Sutton.

OTHER MEETINGS

28/03/17: Tranmere 1-0 Dover
29/10/16: Dover 1-4 Tranmere
12/03/16: Dover 0-0 Tranmere

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £17
Over 60’s: £14
Under 18s: £8
Under 11s: Free

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

ALDERSHOT TOWN V GATESHEAD

BROMLEY V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

EASTLEIGH V EBBSFLEET

GUISELEY V BARROW

HARTLEPOOL UNITED V LEYTON ORIENT

MAIDENHEAD UNITED V SUTTON UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Woking on Saturday 28th April and it is not too late to book your space on it.

The prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Gateshead.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

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PREVIEW: MAIDENHEAD V WHITES

Dover will be looking to rise into the play-offs with victory in Berkshire on Saturday.

Chris Kinnear’s men, currently two points behind seventh-placed Wrexham in the standings, will be aiming to end their three-match winless National League run on their travels.

But Athletic, victorious on their last four visits to York Road, will be wary of a United side who ended their own six-game winless league streak with victory against Woking on Tuesday night.

Alan Devonshire’s men have won eight of 20 home games so far during their debut campaign in non-league’s top flight.

MAIDENHEAD’S RECENT FORM

02/04/18:  MAIDENHEAD 2-1 WOKING

Maidenhead completed a late turnaround with two late goals against Woking.

With nine minutes remaining, substitute Adrian Clifton cancelled out Jonathan Edwards opener five minute earlier, heading in Ryan Upward’s free-kick.

Devonshire’s men grabbed an 89th minute winner thanks to Sean Marks after the striker tapped in Sam Barrett’s pinpoint cross for his fifth league goal of the season.

Earlier, Harry Pritchard went close for the hosts and at the other end, Regan Charles-Cook sliced over when well placed.

PREVIOUS MEETING

21/10/17:  DOVER 1-1 MAIDENHEAD

JAKE Hyde’s last minute tap-in denied Whites a fourth consecutive league home win at Crabble.

The striker pounced at the death to tap in sub Adrian Clifton’s knock down following Rene Steer’s run and cross.

Ryan Bird’s header seemed to have secured the win for Dover after he headed sub Kadell Daniel’s deep cross back across visiting keeper Carl Pentney and into the net via the post.

Mitch Brundle tricked past his marker, but his low curling effort was comfortably held by Pentney. 

Dover’s skipper then let fly from twenty-yards, this time narrowly missing the post.

Mitch Walker beat away Alan Massey’s tight drive and Hyde blazed wide after following up on Inman’s initial shot, which deflected into his path.

Mitch Pinnock’s low goalbound drive was cleared away by Massey and Manny Parry nodded a corner from the winger wide shortly after.

Jake Goodman’s turn and shot seemed to catch Walker off-guard, with the ball striking the bar and bouncing over much to the relief of the Whites keeper.

Bird opened the scoring and Dover had further opportunities to seal victory.

Daniel struck the outside of the post with a vicious twenty-five yard drive and Paul Lewis aimed too high with a shot from outside the box.

Bird fired into the side-netting and then flicked Daniel’s pass the wrong side of the post with Pentney beaten.

But Hyde had the final say with the last kick of the game following a scramble in the box..

OTHER MEETINGS

15/03/14:  Maidenhead 1-2 Dover

11/02/14:  Dover 2-0 Maidenhead

05/03/13:  Maidenhead 1-2 Dover

TEAM COLOURS

For travelling fans wanting to show the same shirts as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults:  £15

Concessions:  £10 

Under 16s:  £5

Under 11s:  Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

MACCLESFIELD V LEYTON ORIENT (12:30)

BAROW V EBBSFLEET UNITED 

BOREHAM WOOD V CHESTER

GATESHEAD V EASTLEIGH

MAIDSTONE UNITED V AFC FYLDE

SOLIHULL MOORS V GUISELEY 

SUTTON UNITED V HARTLEPOOL UNITED

TORQUAY UNITED V FC HALIFAX TOWN

TRANMERE ROVERS V ALDERSHOT TOWN

WOKING V BROMLEY 

WREXHAM V DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Woking on Saturday 28th April and it is not too late to book your space on it. 

The prices are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Gateshead.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V TORQUAY

Dover will be looking to put their recent Bank Holiday loss at Ebbsfleet behind them as they aim to move back into the play-offs with a fourth consecutive home league win on Saturday afternoon.

But they face a stern test against a Gulls side currently defying their lowly league position, winning three and drawing one from their last four league matches to boost their survival bid.

And Chris Kinnear’s men will be wary of an opposing striker who effectively ended Athletic’s play-off bid last April.

Striker Brett Williams scored twice in a 2-1 victory for United at Crabble, adding to the two goals he scored in consecutive matches for Forest Green at Dover the previous season.

TORQUAY’S RECENT FORM

02/04/18:  TORQUAY 2-1 WOKING

Torquay strengthened their bid to avoid the drop with a vital victory over their fellow strugglers Woking.

Joey Jones’ early handball in the box handed Brett Williams a golden opportunity to score and the Gulls striker made no mistake from 12 yards.

Reece Grego-Cox levelled matters midway through the second half, but parity only lasted three minutes thanks to Connor Lemonheigh-Evans 25-yard strike into the top corner.

And Gary Owers’ men had to hang on in the final stages, clearing the ball off their goal line on two occasions.

PREVIOUS MEETING

07/10/17:  TORQUAY 0-2 DOVER

A headed goal in each half from Paul Lewis and Ryan Bird saw Dover run out comfortable winners at bottom-of-the table Torquay at a windy Plainmoor on Saturday.

Cambridge loanee Lewis nodded in Mitch Pinnock’s cross after six minutes to give Chris Kinnear’s men an early lead and Bird powered in Jamie Allen’s assist off both the bar and home goalkeeper Vincent Dorel to double the advantage in the 64th minute as Athletic extended their unbeaten league run to five games.

After the visitors had gone in front, Pinnock headed Passley’s cross harmlessly over and was then denied by the woodwork minutes later.

The wideman struck the underside of the crossbar with a fierce volley after latching onto Femi Ilesanmi’s lobbed pass.

Lewis thought he had doubled the lead after flicking in Bird’s shot, but the linesman chalked off his effort for offside and the midfielder was booked for protesting.

Ryan Higgins fired well wide from 20-yards and at the other end Bird nodded Allen’s cross just wide just before the break.

Luke Young drove a free-kick into Mitch Walker’s arms a minute before Bird struck Dover’s second.

The points were almost secured when Giancarlo Gallifuoco struck the post against his old side from sub Kadell Daniel’s corner.

Daniel then tried his luck with an audacious volley that flew into the arms of Gulls stopper Dorel.

Jamie Reid’s blast into the side netting summed up a disappointing day in front of goal for United.

OTHER MEETINGS

22/04/17: Dover 1-2 Torquay
27/08/16: Torquay 2-1 Dover
26/03/16: Dover 5-0 Torquay

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £17
Over 60s: £14
Under 18s: £8
Under 11s: Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)

EBBSFLEET UNITED V MACCLESFIELD TOWN (12:15)
AFC FYLDE V SUTTON UNITED
ALDERSHOT TOWN V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
BROMLEY V GATESHEAD
CHESTER V TRANMERE ROVERS
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V WOKING
EASTLEIGH V WREXHAM
FC HALIFAX TOWN V BOREHAM WOOD
GUISELEY V MAIDSTONE UNITED
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
LEYTON ORIENT V BARROW

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Maidenhead on Saturday 14th April and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It leaves Crabble at 11:15am and the costs are as follows:

Adult members £20, adult non-members £35 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

There is also a coach going to Woking at 9:15am on Saturday 28th April and the prices are:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Torquay.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: EBBSFLEET V WHITES

Dover will be aiming to bounce back from Tuesday night’s defeat at Eastleigh when they travel to Stonebridge Road for Bank Holiday Monday’s clash between two the play-off contenders.

Daryl McMahon’s Fleet are currently seven points behind Athletic in the standings with two games in hand, but visiting manager Chris Kinnear will be in confident mood with his side unbeaten in four league matches against United.

And travelling fans might recognise a few familiar faces on show on Monday.

Both defender Sam Magri – ruled out for the season through injury – and midfielder Dean Rance both played for Whites featuring 86 and 42 times respectively.

And manager McMahon played 28 games for Athletic during the 2012/13 season.

EBBSFLEET’S RECENT FORM

24/03/18:  EBBSFLEET 1-1 MAIDENHEAD

Harry Pritchard’s late equaliser denied Fleet the three points at Stonebridge Road.

The midfielder fired home nine minutes from time after Nathan Ashmore had kept the visitors at bay with a string of fine saves.

After Luke Coulson scored from 25-yards early on to put Daryl McMahon’s side in front, home stopper Ashmore was soon at full stretch to deny Sam Barratt.

And Moses Emmanuel was unable to convert Barrett’s cross with the goal at his mercy.

Emmanuel was denied by Ashmore’s fingertipped save, but the away side secured a deserved point thanks to Pritchard’s neat finish.

PREVIOUS MEETING

28/08/17:  DOVER 1-1 EBBSFLEET

Ryan Bird’s first half header was not enough for Whites to take all three points in a draw with Kent rivals Ebbsfleet at Crabble on Bank Holiday Monday.

The big striker powered home Mitch Pinnock’s cross on 17 minutes, but United fought back to level through Darren McQueen’s volley.

Bagasan Graham strode forward and fired a low effort straight at Mitch Walker as the visitors registered the match’s first shot on target on the quarter-hour mark.

Athletic were ahead moments later and Danny Kedwell nearly equalised shortly after, smashing Myles Weston’s cross narrowly wide.

The home pressure continued with Tobi Sho-Silva evading attention on the right-wing and passing into the box, but both Bird’s and Pinnock’s attempts were too weak to trouble Nathan Ashmore in the away goal.

The burly stopper then had to scurry back to his goalline to stop Mitch Brundle’s audacious 70-yard effort from going in.

It was all square in the 76th minute, McQueen out-muscled Femi Ilesanmi to latch onto Kedwell’s flick and fire past a helpless Walker.

And the visitors almost took the lead as Jack Powell headed over substitute Sean Shields’ cross.

Brundle tried to win the game late on, but curled his free-kick into Ashmore’s arms.

OTHER MEETINGS

10/05/14:  Ebbsfleet 0-1 Dover
28/12/13:  Ebbsfleet 0-2 Dover
20/08/13:  Dover 2-1 Ebbsfleet

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their blue ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults:  £14
Over 60s / Students (ID Required):  £11
Ages 12-16:  £6
Under 12s:  Free (With an accompanying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

MONDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

ALDERSHOT TOWN V EASTLEIGH
BARROW V AFC FYLDE
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V MAIDSTONE UNITED
FC HALIFAX TOWN V GATESHEAD
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V GUISELEY
LEYTON ORIENT V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V CHESTER
SUTTON UNITED V BROMLEY
TORQUAY UNITED V WOKING
TRANMERE ROVERS V SOLIHULL MOORS
WREXHAM V BOREHAM WOOD

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Maidenhead on Saturday 14th April and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It leaves Crabble at 11:15am and the costs are as follows:

Adult members £20, adult non-members £35 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

There is also a coach going to Woking at 9:15am and the prices are:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Torquay.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: EASTLEIGH V WHITES

Dover will be looking to extend their league unbeaten run to five matches when they travel to Hampshire for Tuesday night’s rearranged fixture.

And Chris Kinnear will also be looking for his defence to continue their recent impressive record, having kept four consecutive clean sheets.

Having seen his side win at Ten Acres on their last three visits, Athletic’s manager will be in confident mood against a team that are winless in six National League matches.

But Eastleigh have proved hard to beat at home this campaign, having lost just one of their previous nine league matches on their own turf.

Visiting fans might recognise some familiar faces.

Goalkeeper Ross Flitney played 55 games for Whites over a two year spell, whilst Ayo Obileye featured 3 times on loan at Dover last season.

And manager Andy Hessenthaler managed Athletic from 2007-2010.

EASTLEIGH’S RECENT FORM

24/03/18:  TRANMERE 3-1 EASTLEIGH

The Spitfires’ National League winless run was extended to seven matches with defeat at Prenton Park.

Defender Ritchie Sutton opened the scoring with the game barely 10 minutes old, tapping in Jeff Hughes’ cross.

Andy Cook seemingly sealed the win on 78 minutes, blasting Andy Mangan’s pass into the roof of the net.

But visitors Eastleigh pulled a goal back three minutes from time as Chris Zebrovski drilled past home keeper Scott Davies.

Rovers confirmed victory in injury time thanks to Cook’s second of the match. The striker hammering an effort into the top corner from 30 yards.

PREVIOUS MEETING

11/11/17:  DOVER 2-0 EASTLEIGH

Dover maintained their one point lead at the summit of the National League table with victory against Eastleigh at Crabble on Saturday.

James Alabi and Connor Essam both grabbed their first goals of the season as Chris Kinnear’s men extended their unbeaten league run to nine matches.

Dover started strongly with Nortei Nortey drilling a 20-yard effort into the arms of visiting keeper Ross Flitney.

Mitch Walker received a fright when Mark Yeates’ free kick took a deflection, but the ball landed straight into the arms of the home keeper.

But normal service was resumed on the half hour mark as Alabi grabbed his first goal in a Dover shirt.

The striker, on-loan from Tranmere, nodded in Mitch Pinnock’s long throw at the second attempt to put the leaders ahead.

And following the restart, visiting keeper Flitney had to be at his best deny Alabi.

The striker collected Pinnock’s throw, turned smartly and fired goalwards, but his strike was well saved.

But there was nothing Flitney could do about Dover’s second on 57 minutes. After Bravely blocking Essam’s header from a Mitch Brundle corner, he could only watch the sweeper slam home from the rebound.

Alabi fired over after a lung busting run and cross from Nortey and Femi Ilesanmi’s drive from sub Kadell Daniel’s lay-off flashed wide of the mark.

And home stopper Walker spectacularly tipped away Callum Howe’s injury time blast from the edge of the box to confirm his side’s win.

OTHER MEETINGS

25/02/17: Dover 3-0 Eastleigh
16/08/16: Eastleigh 2-4 Dover
10/11/15: Dover 1-2 Eastleigh

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £15
Concessions (Over 60s & Students): £10
Under 18s: £9
Under 7s: Free

COVERAGE

The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 7pm.

TUESDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

HARTLEPOOL UNITED V BROMLEY
MACCLESFIELD TOWN V GATESHEAD

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Ebbsfleet on Monday 2nd April and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It leaves at 1pm and the costs are as follows:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Tranmere.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer

PREVIEW: BARROW V WHITES

Dover will be aiming for a fourth successive National League victory when they make the 367-mile journey to Holker Street this weekend.

And Whites can look to a strong record against Saturday’s opponents, having not lost to Barrow in four matches.

But a familiar face in Ady Pennock’s squad will be aiming to frustrate Athletic.

Goalkeeper Steve Arnold featured 30 times for Dover last season.

BARROW’S RECENT FORM

21/03/18: BARROW 1-2 HARTLEPOOL

Carl Magnay’s stunning strike was the difference between these two sides battling to avoid the drop.

Luke James slotted underneath visiting keeper Scott Loach from Donovan Makoma’s to give the hosts an 18th minute lead.

But Pool were level in first half stoppage time as Connor Newton lashed in a loose ball when Steve Arnold dropped Jake Cassidy’s flick-on after colliding with Scott Oates.

And the turnaround was complete after the restart in spectacular fashion.

Magnay stunned the 1,018 attending with a 35-yard shot into the top corner to extend Barrow’s winless home league run to nine matches.

Arnold also saved from Michael Woods and Devante Rodney late on to deny the visitors a bigger lead as Hartlepool moved three points clear of the bottom four.

PREVIOUS MEETING

19/08/17:  DOVER 1-1 BARROW

Ryan Bird rescued a point for Whites as they drew 1-1 with Barrow at Crabble.

The big striker headed home his second home goal in as many games to level the scores on 72 minutes after Jordan White had nodded the Cumbrian side ahead 20 minutes earlier.

Dover skipper Mitch Brundle fired in the first shot on target of the game, but his free-kick went straight at visiting keeper Stuart Moore.

Barrow also had some chances early on as Harry Panayiotou dragged an effort wide when well placed and Dave Nieskens volleyed an attempt from the edge of the box out for a throw in.

Femi Ilesanmi’s ball into the penalty area narrowly evaded the onrushing Bird and Panayiotou’s cross at the other end appeared to strike the bar.

Panayiotou could only stab Dan Jones’ lob into the box straight at Mitch Walker from yards out as the away side grew into the match.

Thierry Audel almost opened the scoring before the break in stunning fashion.  The Frenchman slalomed through the Athletic defence having picked the ball up on the halfway line, but was unable to beat Walker at his near post.

A minute later the away side took the lead as White powered in Jones’ accurate left wing cross.

It was almost an instant reply with Bird poised to fire home Ilesanmi’s assist.  But the striker was denied by Moussa Diarra’s last-ditch challenge.

However, Dover’s striker was not to be kept out for long.

Bird flicked home substitute Kadell Daniel’s cross to level matters with 20 minutes to go.

But it was Barrow who could have won the match late on.  Sub Sam Cockerline opted to shoot at Walker instead of passing across the box to an awaiting Alex-Ray Harvey.

And Bedsente Gomis ballooned an injury time effort over the bar after Cockerline found the midfielder in space with only Dover’s stopper to beat.

OTHER MEETINGS

29/04/17: Barrow 2-3 Dover
20/08/16: Dover 3-1 Barrow
21/11/15: Dover 3-1 Barrow

TEAM COLOURS

For those wanting to show the same colours as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing their yellow ones.

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults: £15
Concessions: £12
Young Adult (18-22): £8
Youth (12-17): £5
Child (Under 12): Free (Accompanied by a paying adult)
Unaccompanied Child (Under 12): £5

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

TRANMERE ROVERS V EASTLEIGH
ALDERSHOT TOWN V BOREHAM WOOD
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V AFC FYLDE
EBBSFLEET UNITED V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
FC HALIFAX TOWN V SOLIHULL MOORS
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V BROMLEY
LEYTON ORIENT V WOKING
SUTTON UNITED V CHESTER
TORQUAY UNITED V GUISELEY
WREXHAM V MAIDSTONE UNITED

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Eastleigh on Tuesday 27th March and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 3:30pm and the prices are as follows:

Adult members £20, adult non-members £35 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

There is also a coach leaving Crabble at 1pm for Ebbsfleet on Monday 2nd April and the prices are:

Adult members £15, adult non-members £30 and accompanied child (Under 16) £5.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the match against Tranmere for the Ebbsfleet game.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.

PREVIEW: WHITES V MACCLESFIELD

Dover will be looking to continue their recent form when they host The Silkmen on Saturday.

Chris Kinnear’s men have registered back-to-back league wins against Leyton Orient and Chester to climb back into the play-offs.

But Athletic face arguably their sternest test at Crabble this weekend.

Current National League leaders Macclesfield travel down to Kent having won their last five National League matches.

And Whites’ fans will recognise a familiar face from the visiting squad.

Striker Tyrone Marsh featured 16 times for Whites over two seasons.

MACCLESFIELD’S RECENT FORM

10/03/18:  MACCLESFIELD 3-1 BARROW

John Askey’s men came back from a goal down to record a fifth straight win.

Town fell behind early on when Luke James drilled home for the Bluebirds and the midfielder was denied a second by home stopper Shwan Jalal’s fingertips shortly afterwards.

Visiting keeper Steve Arnold also kept out efforts from Mitch Hancox and his own defender Oliver Cook.

But Arnold was powerless to stop Hancox’s spectacular 25-yard effort 10 minutes before the break.

After the restart, scorer Hancox was bundled over in the area, allowing Danny Whitaker the task of slotting home the resultant spot kick.

And the three points were sealed seven minutes later as Elliott Durrell converted Scott Wilson’s pass.

PREVIOUS MEETING

25/08/17:  MACCLESFIELD 1-0 DOVER

Dover remain winless at The Moss Rose since their return to the National League as Chris Kinnear’s men lost 1-0 on a Friday night.

Tyrone Marsh headed in Elliott Durrell’s cross five minutes after half-time as Athletic suffered their first away defeat of the season.

The home side fashioned the first chance early on with Danny Whitaker firing straight at Mitch Walker from close range.

The action then moved to the other end of the pitch.  Femi Ilesanmi’s  free-kick deflected narrowly wide and Kane Richards’ then saw a shot blocked by the legs of home keeper Shawn Jalal following Nortei Nortey’s pass.

Ryan Bird’s flick-on found Josh Passley lurking at the back post, but the right-back was denied by Jalal’s stunning finger-tip save around the post.

Gime Toure spotted Ryan Lloyd’s clever run into the area, but the midfielder scooped the ball over the bar.

Marsh’s bullet header seemed to galvanise the Silkmen, with Scott Burgess curling just over from long range and away keeper Walker flinging himself across the goalmouth to prevent Durrell’s swirling free kick from going straight in.

Dover’s stopper then had to be alert to palm over Toure’s firm strike after he turned Manny Parry in the box.

Walker then produced a stunning save to turn sub Mitch Hancox’s twenty-yard effort past the post.

The visitor’s final chance came from Mitch Pinnock’s long throw in injury time, but the ball bounced agonisingly over Bird after Jalal’s unsuccessful attempt to claim the ball.

OTHER MEETINGS

25/04/17: Dover 2-2 Macclesfield
10/01/17: Macclesfield 2-1 Dover
12/04/16: Macclesfield 0-0 Dover

TICKET NEWS

Prices are as follows:

Adults – £17
Over 60 – £14
Under 18 – £8
Under 7 – Free (Accompanied by a paying adult)

COVERAGE

The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!

Coverage starts from 2pm.

SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

AFC FYLDE V HARTLEPOOL UNITED
BOREHAM WOOD V TRANMERE ROVERS
CHESTER V ALDERSHOT TOWN
EASTLEIGH V LEYTON ORIENT
GUISELEY V FC HALIFAX TOWN
MAIDENHEAD UNITED V BARROW
MAIDSTONE UNITED V SUTTON UNITED
SOLIHULL MOORS V TORQUAY UNITED
WOKING V WREXHAM

AWAY TRAVEL

There is a coach travelling to Barrow on Saturday 24th March and it is not too late to book your space on it.

It departs Crabble at 5am and the the prices are as follows:

Adult members £40, adult non-members £55 and accompanied child (Under 16) £20.

There is also a coach departing at 3:30pm for Eastleigh on Tuesday 27th March and the costs are:

Adult members £20, Adult Non-Members £35 and accompanied child (Under 16) £10.

Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Macclesfield.

Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.